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's stricken nuclear power plant, the u.s. is arranging charter flights for americans who want to leave japan. i'm charlie d'agata in yoshita, japan, with the story coming up. >> the desperate search for loved ones during japan's worst crisis since world war ii. good morning, it is thursday, march 17, 2011, st. patrick's day. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 4:30. a good day to be hoop fans. we have a lot of basketball here on cbs. >> weather-wise, we have a lot of rain don't we, lawrence. >> all this rain is going to make everything nice and green around the bay area. yeah, happy st. patrick's day, folks. if you are heading out, things are going to be mostly dry today. but we do have a chance of a few showers north of the golden gate bridge. behind that, though, we have a significant storm system. that one is on the way. looks like friday could be a very wet and wild day around the bay area. we'll have more on that coming up. right now, let's get a check of traffic with elizabeth. >> dry for now. it's made for a very calm quiet start to our morning commute. in f
problems at its nuclear power plants, president obama says he understands our concern about u.s. facilities but says there is a need for all types of energy sources and they are all closely monitored. >> obviously, all energy sources have their down sides. we saw that with the gulf spill last summer. but i do think it's important for us to think through constantly how can we improve nuclear technology to deal with additional safety concerns that people have. >> in an interview with a pittsburgh television station, the president said u.s. facilities are designed to withstand strong earthquakes though nothing is completely foolproof. >>> japan's stocks rebounded after two days of losses. the nikkei finished up nearly 6%. yesterday it closed at its lowest level in almost two years after falling 16% over two days. >>> key markets in germany, britain and france also up a bit today. >>> here in the u.s., futures suggest a slightly positive day on wall street. >>> well, the air we breathe is being checked for possible dangers from japan's damaged nuclear plant. a device on top of a building in dow
qaddafi's air force could begin by sunday or monday using jet fighters, bombers and surveillance aircraft. >>> japan is reaching out to the united states for help in trying to stabilize its crippled nuclear power plant. charlie d'agata updates the efforts to avoid a meltdown one week after a tsunami hit the plant. >> reporter: fire trucks resumed blasting water on japan's crippled nuclear power plant as crews raced to restore power to the facility. as early as today, they hope to feed electricity to at least two of the six overheated reactors and get crucial water pumps working again. >> if the cooling systems in the reactors and fuel ponds are basically sound and then the power comes on, then that -- we might look at that moment as the beginning of the end of this crisis. >> reporter: but even if the power starts back up, it's not clear the water pumps will. they may have already suffered too much damage. there are also fears that getting power back online could spark another explosion. smoke billowed again from one reactor today. water in the spent fuel pools is so close to running dry
damaged the plant. officials have been scrambling to avoid a meltdown ever since and are now asking the u.s. for help. >> in particular, they have asked for additional types of equipment that will help provide water and other resources to ensure that the reactors continue to be cool. >> reporter: fears of a full- blown meltdown have spread to tokyo located 150 miles from the plant. officials there have detected low levels of radiation and a shift in winds threatens to push it even further. even without a possible nuclear disaster, japan is facing its worst crisis since world war ii. the death toll from the quake and tsunami jumped today to more than 2400 confirmed dead but official warn that number is likely to top 10,000. now the country faces an economic crisis, as well. this morning, japanese stocks plummeted more than 10%. in oyama, japan, charlie d'agata, cbs 5. ou can see the waves hi >>> and we are getting more amateur video of the moments just before the powerful tsunami hit japan. you can see the waves hitting the shore, smashing boats in the bay while all the seagulls scatter. nea
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